Worldwide carbon dioxide emissions related to energy grew 1.4 percent last year over the previous year, hitting a new record, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said.
The growth to 32.5 gigatons of pollution followed three straight years of flat emissions.
Emissions did not grow everywhere, the IEA said Thursday in its annual report. Many nations, including Japan, Mexico and the United Kingdom, saw their emissions fall, and the United States’ carbon emissions dropped the most of any country.
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